Compacted Soil

Compacted Soil Makes it Difficult for Plant Roots to Get Air, Food and Water

Compacted Soil

What Is Compacted Soil?

How long could you live without food, maybe a few weeks? How about water, a few days? How about without air? Not very long. Your grass is the same way. The two most important things that plants need to be healthy are air and water. Living in Compacted Soil makes it more difficult for plant roots to get air and water. Ideal soil is 50% open space, which is available to hold air and water. Compacted Soil might only have 10% open space, severely stressing grass plants roots.

What Can You Do About Compacted Soil?

By choosing an Organic Lawn Care approach, you’re already helping the problem. Going organic will cause an increase in your earthworm population. This is helpful because earthworms are great at aerating your soil. While switching to an organic program alone may not be enough to restore your earthworm population, going organic will at least stop killing them. Sometimes soil is too compacted for earthworms to thrive. In that case, we highly recommend our Liquid Aeration 2-4 times per season to help open up the soil and encourage earthworm activity.

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